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Weekly News Update: Calling time on alcohol abuse

Posted 20/09/13

National news:

Pregnant mums who drink alcohol risk their baby's health, says Bradford research
Mums-to-be who drink the equivalent of only two large glasses of wine once or more a month are putting their unborn baby’s health at risk, Bradford researchers revealed today.  Click here for more...

Mums most likely to talk to children about alcohol
Mums are most likely to bring up the subject of alcohol and responsible drinking with their children, according to new research published by AB InBev UK.  Click here for more...

Consultation on the abolition of personal licences to sell alcohol
The Home Office has launched a consultation proposing the abolition of personal licences to sell alcohol. Currently, all alcohol sales must be authorised by a personal licence holder who holds an accreditation and has undergone a criminal records check.  Click here for more...

Britain has a drinking problem, and it needs help
Though we spend a fortune on the consequences of excessive drinking, we spend a relative pittance on the causes.  Click here for more...

ACPO issues 'drunk tanks' call to tackle disorder  
Privately-run "drunk tanks" should be considered to tackle alcohol-fuelled disorder, police chiefs have said.  Click here for more...

Regional news:

Calling time on alcohol abuse
Some brave soul may venture from a conference platform that Britain's main drug problem – namely, alcohol abuse – has been sidelined by a government that has caved in to the drinks industry.  Click here for more...   

Initiative to tackle underage drinking and arson in Newton Aycliffe
A town police team has turned to modern technology in a bid to tackle alcohol-fuelled anti social behaviour and arson. Click here for more...